Constant Babble

A blog about pretty much everything and anything!

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I really need to post more…

Yes, I am back on tumblr after yet another long break. These long breaks happen way too often for my liking. I need writing prompts, just like my friend has for her senior project, which is a collection of short stories. I have so much to write about, but I never know how to write about such things! Ughhhh! It doesn’t help that I barely have time for myself, but hey, that’s nothing new. Blarg-okay, I’m done ranting. Maybe I’ll write some stuff today. Anyone up for a post-on-the-holiday?

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Identifying with Religion

My mother just told me that I’m a Christian. Am I really? Sure I was baptized and confirmed, but is that all that constitutes me as a Christian? I can’t even tell you when the last time I went to church was for the sake of going to church (excluding weddings and funerals). I don’t think I’ve prayed since the last time I seriously went to church. It’s with these conflicting sides that I started to question my religion in the first place. Now I’m not saying that religion is awful and no one should believe. If you believe, that is more than fine with me! Some of my good friends are religious, and we get along fine. It’s just that it’s difficult for me to identify with something that I haven’t been true to, you know? 

Filed under Christian Christianity Church Identity Religion Prayer Opposing views

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Football-I Like It!

I’ve never been a huge fan of Football. My step-dad would watch the games when they were on and my parents would take me to Superbowl parties, but I never sat and watched the game. This year, however, I decided that I try to sit and pay attention to the game. When I did, I realized that I knew more about Football than I thought from playing it every year in gym class. I really enjoyed analyzing the game to see what they needed to do in order to get a new set of downs and how one team would beat another. Since I never really followed Football, I decided to root for the Packers because of the constant reference to them on That 70’s Show. Luckily, I picked the winning team! From now on, I’m going to attempt to follow Football more. Which team will I root for? Well, I guess I’ll have to do my research!

Filed under Football That 70's Show Packers Green Bay Superbowl Sports

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Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day…yay?

When the above line is said, it’s assumed that the person saying it doesn’t have a Valentine, aka a relationship. As a youngster and up until a few years ago, I was excited about Valentine’s Day no matter if I had a Valentine or not. Then, it progressed into I was always upset in that cliché way because I didn’t have one. As of last year, however, I realized the point of Valentine’s Day was rather superfluous and consumer involved. 

First of all, I don’t need a specific day to tell someone how much I care about them and love them-I can do it whenever it’s appropriate. I can buy them chocolate or buy them a card whenever, not just on Valentine’s Day so companies like Russell Stover and Hallmark can make even more money for this “holiday”.

Although Valentine’s Day has the legend aspect which dates back to Ancient Rome, it didn’t become big in our country in the 1800’s when Esther Howland sent the first Valentine. From there, it slowly turned into a commercial holiday that’s all about the card you get, the size and variety of chocolates you get and the type of flowers you purchase. Oh, and let’s not forget those kiddie cards that you have to get for EVERYONE in your class in elementary school. 

I don’t know, those are just some of my thoughts for a holiday that has been thought about in a different light. 

Filed under Valentine's Day Chocolate Love? Consumerism Esther Howland Ancient Rome Hallmark Russell Stover Holiday Relationships

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I’m Bach!

For all of those who missed the joke, I’m back :p

I know, I know-it’s been quite some time since my last post. Has it been since before the New Year? I believe so! It’s just been really hectic and not much has been on my mind to really write. I’m going to try more to write stuff, so keep reading!

I still haven’t chosen a college yet, but I have changed my mind about what I’m going to school for. Instead of going for music education, I’ve decided to go for Spanish Education. I realized that music has a different place in my life and that I couldn’t make it my entire life. I’ll keep it up in college, most definitely! 

I’ve also been keeping up with my promise that I’d watch more awards shows. Currently, I’m watching the Grammy’s. I also watched the Golden Globes last month, and it made me realize how I rarely get to go see movies.

So that’s just a little tidbit of the happenings in my life-more in-depth posts to come, so stay tuned :D

Filed under Bach College Spanish Music Golden Globes Grammy's Movies Awards New Year

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. day-most people don’t even recognize it except as a day they get off from school. I must admit, I haven’t given it much thought as I should except as a day off. It’s kinda like my dad said about September 11th-he feels bad when he wakes up and forgets that why the date sticks out in history. But as I sit to write this, I’m recounting all that I’ve learned about him in school. As I take a look in the past, all I remember learning about him was that his “I Had a Dream Speech” and that he was a civil rights leader that got shot. We never really went into detail about him. Yeah, there’s a lot that needs to be covered in the classroom, but I feel that more needs to be taught about this man. I want to know more about his speech, his actions and his ideals. Like my Spanish teacher said, he was a huge advocate for education, which I guess we can infer that it was for the purpose of equality but also education in general. Therefore, educators should give him more recognition than just his overall picture. 

Filed under Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights I Had A Dream September 11th Education

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Project Update

Today, my group and I spent roughly 4 and a half hours on this project and we’re still not close to being done. One of the components of the project is making a week-by-week schedule for everyone in the family. However, I can’t make my part of the schedule because there are so many unclear things about child care for the 11 month old in the family. Until I get that answered, I’m behind. We did, however, make up our weekend schedules. As I was trying to find free things to do, I realized that most of the stuff in our area costs some amount of money. I was able to find stuff to do at libraries mostly, and then figured we could take advantage of our local parks and playgrounds as well as the animal shelter. 

Food for a family of five is pretty expensive, even when you choose to go shopping once a week, have a discount and find coupons. Our weekly shopping list came to about $86 a week. My “wife” and I make under $1000 a week and have other things to pay for as well-how do families do this?

We also started our power point for the creative component. In our class, we’ve already created a cool bond with our teachers, Blanch and Bishop. As annoying as this project may be, we’re putting a lot of thought into the power point with inside jokes from the class and just how they know us to hopefully boost our chances in succeeding with this project! Oh, it’s now due Wednesday-we got the date confused for when we had to return the book by, so Tuesday will be out last day of getting things done. Don’t worry, I’ll probably write about the project again on that day!

Filed under Nickel and Dimed Cost of living Power Point Creativity Entertainment Libraries Parks Playgrounds I don't want to grow up Animal Shelters Day care Babies cause too much trouble

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Interesting Gig

Tonight, some friends and I got paid to sing some carols at this pretty swanky party in town. Our voice teacher got us the gig, and when she called at first about it, it sounded a bit strange-going to someone’s party at 11:30 pm to sing carols and get paid $50 each-but hey, it was worth it!

Here’s a general overview of the night:

We got there around 11:20. Apparently we were a surprise treat for the guests, so we stood out on the lawn once we finalized the songs we were doing, and the host brought out all his friends who came out all in shock with our presence and looked very happy to see us. We sang our carols, and then everyone sang “Jingle Bells” together.

Once we were done, we were just going to give back our plastic, light-up candles, but the host insisted that we come inside. The house, by the way, was quite beautiful inside and out! There were massive amounts of delicious food and dessert that even though we were being polite by not going straight to the food, we were told to eat. There was everything from potato pancakes with caviar to gyoza (potstickers) to berries galore!

The company at the party was quite lively. My friends were having a conversation with this one woman who thought we looked like we were in junior high-that was a first! There were some familiar faces from the neighborhood, but many new faces. Everyone was amazed by us and were all fun with conversation. All-in-all, it was a night I won’t forget for a while because it was quite interesting.

And now I go to bed (well, maybe not right away) to get little sleep before teaching in the morning-hoorah! 

Filed under Parties Caroling Food Gigs Fun-loving happy people

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searchingforasign:

Laughingstock of the world?
To this i say:
 
Countries that allow homosexuals to serve in the military
Albania
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovania
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
(UK) Bermuda
Uruguay
And now:
United States of America
Found here.
Also: Daily Show: Jones - Gay Reichs

I’m pretty sure the gays would be prancing around in the barracks in TUTUS, not totos-they’re there to fight just like everyone else and would act accordingly. 
To this I say: YAY FOR THE DADT REPEAL! 

searchingforasign:

Laughingstock of the world?

To this i say:

Countries that allow homosexuals to serve in the military

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • (UK) Bermuda
  • Uruguay

And now:

  • United States of America

Found here.

Also: Daily Show: Jones - Gay Reichs

I’m pretty sure the gays would be prancing around in the barracks in TUTUS, not totos-they’re there to fight just like everyone else and would act accordingly. 

To this I say: YAY FOR THE DADT REPEAL! 

(via stfuhatemongers)

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